Seventy Seven IPA - Riverside Brewing Company
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Reviews by dgilks:
3.6/5 rDev -6.5%
Bottle thanks to Daniel in the Aussie BIF 2.
Hazy orange amber colour with a small, white head. Fair head retention.
Nice citrussy hop aroma. Some small bits of sweeter malt. A nice balance.
Nice balance of hops and malt. Moderate bitterness. Good tropical fruit and orange flavour. The malt could be a little lighter on but I do find that it works nicely.
Medium body with moderately high carbonation. Good.
A solid IPA. The flavours are nice and I could see this being a regular beer for me if I had easy access to Riverside.
01-02-2013 06:45:20 | More by dgilks
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3.55/5 rDev -7.8%
Thanks to mulder1010 for this one, 330ml into a Lost Abbey tulip.
Glowing amber-orange appearance with a decent white foam on top. The foam leaves plenty of spots as it recedes.
Smell is quite profound. Passionfruit is the main thing, with a bit of dank pine and tropical fruit there as well.
Taste has pretty much the same thing going on with less intensity. Passionfruit dominates with a tiny touch of mango.
On the thinner side, so the bitterness really stands out at that ABV as well. Needs more malt to balance this out.
Hopefully this is just the start for this new brewery in Parramatta. A bit of room to improve on this, but a decent start. Looking forward to heading just 15 minutes down the road for growler fills of this and some of their other stuff when they open in a couple of months time.
09-21-2012 09:06:08 | More by MrKennedy
3.15/5 rDev -18.2%
Nice. New IPA from Aussie BiF 2. Thanks to bluebetty.
Bottle conditioned and it shows. Glowing reddish gold when held to light. Too cloudy to see through (I'm sure there's a word for that) but looks good. Head is quite thin but has good stability.
Interesting aroma. Bready marmalade. Striking how easy I am picking that out. Not usually what I expect in an IPA but there you go. Yup, sweet bread and marmalade.
Big and bold. Lots of hop character matched with near equal amounts of malt. Actually covers up the abv quite well. Unfortunately this combination muddles the hops which should be the focus.
12-12-2012 09:01:48 | More by joecast
3.5/5 rDev -9.1%
7.7 ABV clear copper color with a one finger off white head. Good sticky lacing. Passionfruit and tropical notes in the nose. Nice Thin and watery taste and feel. Not overly hoppy but workable. Workable first offfering from them.
Note: That was first commercial batch that was released. Since then batches have gotten much better.
A brewery worth taking a look at
09-19-2012 15:05:26 | More by mulder1010
4.6/5 rDev +19.5%
Bottle enjoyed at MuMu grill in Crows Nest.
Red-tinged amber, quite dark really. Head is beige, gorgeous foam on top but bubbling round the edges. Retains well. Like a lovely English pub IPA; a treat.
Smells lovely too. Cascade hops but a nice spicy edge. Some dank notes and under all a malty goodness. Caramel toffee, buttery and a touch of lychee. Another corker.
Taste is hugely tangy, so much late hopping here! Whooeee what a beer! Lychee and lime tang upfront that lasts throughout palate. Toffee malt underlying, develops some resinous and citric bitterness that is slightly harsh in acidity towards the back. Enough of that tang lasts, though, to make it a treat from start to finish. There's a lot of IPAs behind me but this is up there with the very best. A real, big, bold bastard of an IPA.
Velvety smooth upfront, almost like a mouthful of milk coffee foam. Fluidity late and just an unfortunate nip of booze on the back. Otherwise sublime.
Wow, there's just a couple of rough edges here but they just serve to remind you this comes from the school of big 'fuck you' flavours, and it's all part of a delicious, intricately constructed package of intrepid brewing.
05-20-2013 07:21:01 | More by laituegonflable
4.15/5 rDev +7.8%
330ml bottle purchased from Porters at Northwood, to catch up with my reviewin'.
Pours a rather deep amber colour, almost straddling the line between an IPA colour and a Red Ale colour. Head is a mild, slightly frothy off-white with tinges of pale orange to it. Pocked bubbles form, as does some pleasant streaking lace. Body looks pretty decent, and the carbonation that forms when tilted is powdery. Looks good.
Nose is blissfully hoppy, with a clear, crisp and extremely delicious piquant citrus bite. Fresh lime skin, papaya and passionfruit, along with sweet lemon tart. Fresh apricot comes through, along with a floral, perfumey character. Under it all is a hint of something slightly toasty but fresh and bright at the same time: like some popped grains when toasting a slice of bread on a contact grill. It works brilliantly with the hops, giving a really pleasantly balanced aroma. Lovely stuff.
Taste is seriously restrained for all the exciting power on the nose. Mild clean malt runs alongside a clear, continuing hop presence that doesn't ever even really get to "bitter". Some of those fresh, fruity overtones on the nose, but they seem to exist more as aroma even in the mouth. Finish is crisp enough, but it trails off slightly rather than tying off the loose ends with a good punch of bitterness.
Feel is lovely, however, with the extra ABV forming a pillowy softness that perhaps accentuates how light the palate is just because it could take so much more of a beating.
Do not misunderstand me: this is a very good beer, and a fantastic Australian IPA (in fact, it might be the best Australian IPA I've had). But I feel like it could do with *more* bitterness on the palate, and this is coming from someone who's quick to criticise too much early-hopping. Maybe that's just a sign of how good it is, that it could cope with even more aggression.
12-10-2012 07:01:59 | More by lacqueredmouse
3.6/5 rDev -6.5%
A - thin creamy white head, dark orange brown amber, spotty lace.
S - lots of citrus, cumquat, Mandarin, orange, honey, booze.
T - big tangy marmalade, orange peel, honey, fairly big and the warmth comes through.
M - full syrupy body, moderate carbonation.
O - nice fruity ipa, would have again if the opportunity arises.
12-02-2012 08:07:40 | More by dansmcd
3.73/5 rDev -3.1%
Another brew with thanks to Mulder1010 and pours a hazy bright orange hue with a tight white creamy two finger head and clingy lacing here and there,the smell is kiwifruit,guava,lychee,peach sorbet and bubblegum,the mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation and has tastes of peaches,bubblegum,guava,light citrus,caramel candy and finished with a passionfruit bittersweetness and overall its not bad and hides the high ABV well but no wow factor cheers.
10-21-2012 06:26:32 | More by ADZA
3.94/5 rDev +2.3%
crisp, big and full of flavour - an outstanding Australian IPA.
aroma: malty grapefruit, citrus, toffee and slight peach
taste: malty grapefruit, orange, toffee, slight pine, with hints of smoke, vanilla, peach and stonefruit.
Well balanced and delicious.
07-30-2014 11:18:07 | More by admiral
4.53/5 rDev +17.7%
From Beer Cartel. No BB.
A - cloudy deep amber. One finger head fades to film with spotty clingy lace.
S - amazing from the pfft... sweet sweet pineapple and tropical fruit salad
T - well balanced but BIG. More pineapple, although less pronounced than the smell. Lychee as well. Significant but not harsh hops on back palate and again balance is key with malts giving backbone and weight.
M - only medium weight for the big taste, light carbonation, little alcohol heat.
O - amazing beer. And even more amazing I have not scored one earlier, I thought I had had one but the taste sensation tells me otherwise. Top effort from Riverside. I do not always find AIPAs that drinkable but this one bucks that trend. Note sure whether the Parramatta River has an East coast (or rather bank) or West Coast, but this is firmly East Coast style.
10-31-2013 09:43:39 | More by heygeebee
Seventy Seven IPA from Riverside Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.